When you secure the services of a professional, you have certain expectations. You expect them to not only perform the work you have contracted them to do, but you expect them to do it to the best of their ability. What happens when professionals fail to hold up to the standards of their industry or just flat out does not do the work? Do you have any options?
Yes, you do.
When you need a Chester professional malpractice attorney, you can turn to the team at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for help.
What Is Professional Malpractice?
Today we want to cover both business and legal malpractice and the issues that lead to lawsuits. These are separate from the more commonly thought of medical malpractice.
You may not know it, but each state has rules of professional conduct that all attorneys must abide by. These are put in place to ensure that an attorney who takes a case always works professionally. If a legal professional acts in a manner that is intended to cause harm or is negligent in their duties, then that are liable for legal malpractice claims.
You have probably heard of an attorney-client relationship which is entered when the two parties enter into agreements about services that will be rendered. From the moment forward, your attorney is required to perform competently on your behalf. Where problems arise is when the following issues arise:
- An attorney does not inform a client about information pertinent to the case.
- A client’s finances are misused by an attorney.
- A client’s consent is not gained before making agreements.
- There are errors in legal documents that should never have been made.
- The attorney handling the case has a conflict of interest.
- Deadlines, such as the statute of limitations for a case, are not met.
When you enter into a business agreement, you have the right to expect that certain standards will be met. Consider the following groups that you may work with:
- Insurance agents
- Construction companies
All of these people have professional standards of conduct set forth by their industry. Once a contract is signed for services, you should be able to expect them to perform their job at a high standard until the agreed upon work is complete. If a business willfully misleads their clients for their own gain, they should be held accountable.
Your Options Now
We want you to know that you have options when it comes to dealing with professionals who do not perform up to the standards expected. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we will fully investigate your claims and work to recover the compensation you deserve.
The negligent party may be responsible for the following:
- Court costs and legal fees
- Refunds for any services paid for
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages